If you own pets, you know that they are always getting into some kind of trouble. Sometimes, we know they are sick but we can't put a finger on what is making your dog ill. Sometimes the case may be dog indigestion, or a dog flea bite, or a rattlesnake bite. There's a host of things that can affect your dog's health.
At a cost of anywhere from $700 to $2000 to save your dog from rattlesnake venom, recognizing these symptoms can save your dog's life.
This article will help you narrow the possibilities that a rattlesnake bit your dog.
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Step 1If your dog has just been bit, he will squeak in pain very loudly and not stop until shock sets in. You will not believe how long this squealing lasts -- about 3-5 heart-wrenching minutes, with the dog very upset and possible pawing at the area that was bitten.
*Dogs usually get bit on the head or nose.
*Cats usually get bit on the paw.
***If you have several dogs, get them away from the snake or out of the yard as quick as possible so they don't get bit. They WILL investigate and get bit as well! Get your animals in the house as fast as possible!***
- After five minutes, the dog will find a comfort spot and just sit or lay down and be very quiet. You will notice your dog does not respond to you in his normal manner.
If you have other dogs, they will be very concerned over your sick animal.
The dog's manner is still quiet and he is in a great deal of pain. He looks at you with a face filled with love and pain...
To prevent this hefty after hour emergency fees and antivenom costs, use a preventative measure -- get your dog or cat the rattlesnake shot for around $25. It prevents much of the damage done by a bite, but you'll still want to see a vet, in case.
In all cases, it is usually better to be safe than sorry. There are steps to take to keep rattlesnakes away from your pet yard. The rattlesnake shot gives your animal extra protection and will save you money in the long run. In all instances, take your beloved animal to the vet's office.